Kara Herman Fransted
Chief Operations Officer
Kara graduated from Villanova University and was commissioned as a Surface Warfare Officer in the United States Navy in 2011. Her first assignment was USS COWPENS (CG 63) in Yokosuka, Japan for three years where she served as Combat Information Center Officer and the Air Defense Liaison Officer for CTF 70, Battle Force 7th Fleet. There she was in charge of Air Defense Operations and Planning for the 7th Fleet Pacific theater of operations. Her next assignment was USS Bunker Hill (CG 52) in San Diego, California. There she served as Training Officer as well as the Air Defense Liaison Officer for Carrier Strike Group One, deploying for ten months to the Western Pacific and Arabian Gulf doing Operations and Planning in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. Kara resigned from the Navy and joined KMH Financial Services as the Operations Manager in January 2016. She has worked her way up to Chief Operations Officer and holds Series 7 and 66 securities registrations with LPL Financial.
Outside of the office, Kara uses her time to speak about leadership to young girls and women. Kara is married to husband Matt and they have two daughters.